Saturday, 9 October 2010

Must read: The New Road to Serfdom

What might be fascinating to many is that he seeks to explain to American readers that the values that are “American” are really British ones that the colonists took to their hearts and made real. Great British thinkers like Edmund Burke and the writers of the Magna Carta directly led to the ideals encompassed in the Constitution and founding documents. He clearly makes a link between the American revolution and that of the English civil war.

Book Review: The New Road to Serfdom by Daniel Hannan on Blogcritics.

2 comments:

commoncents said...

HA HA HA!

Thank You for posting!!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

HD said...

People tend to think of them as American ideas because, while admittedly those ideas are on life support in the States and fading rapidly, sadly those ideas are long dead in Britain, and vultures have picked the corpse clean.